Best time to visit Kenya

Balloon Trips in Kenya

See the wildebeast migration from the flying balloon

Balloon Trips
Balloon Trips
Balloon Trips

Imagine yourself flying high in the sky, watching thousands of animals crossing the fields and rivers underneath. Definitely one of the best experiences you will ever have and the one you will memorize for a long time.

Practical info

What is the best time of the year to take a hot air balloon trip in Kenya?

To make the most of a hot air balloon trip in Kenya, it's best to visit between October and February. This period offers optimal wildlife viewing, including the wildebeest migration. It's also the time when the weather is most pleasant, and the sky is clear, making it an ideal time to experience the balloon ride. One should carry enough warm clothing as early morning flights can be chilly. Show more

How high do the hot air balloons usually fly during the trip?

Hot air balloons fly at different altitudes, but the balloons in Kenya usually fly at around 500-1000 feet above ground level. The exact altitude will depend on the expertise of the pilot, weather conditions, and wind speed. At this height, riders can have a spectacular view of the beautiful landscapes of Kenya's wildlife reserves. Show more

What is the average duration of a hot air balloon trip in Kenya?

Typically, hot air balloon trips in Kenya last about an hour, with the entire experience taking around 3-4 hours. The duration of the ride depends on the distance to take-off and landing sites. The trips begin early in the morning and end by mid-day, and variation in timing may result from the weather conditions on that particular day. Show more

Can children participate in hot air balloon trips in Kenya?

Balloon trips are suitable for families and welcome young children, providing adult supervision, and it is customary for children aged six and up to join in the ride. Children get to see the beautiful natural sceneries from a great height up in the sky while feeling safe as the balloon baskets have high railings that guarantee everyone's safety on board, including the children. Show more

Are there any additional activities offered in conjunction with hot air balloon trips in Kenya?

Hot air balloon rides can be combined with other delightful activities in Kenya, such as cultural tours to villages in Masai Mara, wildlife trekking guided by experts, and horse riding. Some operators also offer bush breakfasts after the aerial safari rides. In addition to hot air balloons, Kenya's national reserves present possibilities for experiencing other adrenaline-rushing activities like bird watching and drives through the reserve. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin